At this time, the pilot co-op program is only offered to students majoring in Biochemistry, the Biotechnology stream of the Biology specialized honours program, Chemistry, Environmental Biology and Environmental Science.
Students enrolling in the co-op program generally need to have completed at least 48 credits, which includes most of year one and year two core courses in their major. Also students must normally have a minimum GPA of 6.5. Because this is a pilot program the requirements are somewhat flexible.
How to Apply
Attend an Information Session at the Faculty of Science. Information sessions are mandatory for students who are interested in applying for the Co-op Program. Students who have attended an information session and meet the academic requirements, can submit their application forms online here.
Enroll in the COOP2000 2.00 Professional Communications course. This course must be completed before starting your first work term. It is offered in the fall term so that your job search can take place in the following winter and your first work term the subsequent summer. The course will count as elective credit towards your degree program. As such, although you pay for the course, that is not an additional co-op fee since you would be paying for the required credits anyway.
Enrolling in the Program
This will take place at early in the winter term following completion of COOP2000 2.0. If you were provisionally admitted and your academic standing has continued largely unchanged you will be enrolled in the program. If you were conditionally admitted you must have raised your GPA. In both cases you must be enrolled in and complete the winter term courses required in your major.
At this stage you will pay a fee that goes towards the job search and administrative services of the YU Experience Hub. The fee is non-refundable; in essence you enter a contract with the YU Experience Hub. They will provide services, but you are expected to engage actively in the job search process. You will not get a job for a work term if you do not.
Overview of the Process
An overview of the process for enrolling and participating in the Co-op Program can be seen here.